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October2008 PREVIEW: Virtual Patients in Second Life Learning in Immersive worlds Emily Conradi, Sheetal Kavia, Luke Woodham, Terry Poulton St George’s.

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1 October2008 PREVIEW: Virtual Patients in Second Life Learning in Immersive worlds Emily Conradi, Sheetal Kavia, Luke Woodham, Terry Poulton St George’s University of London

2 October2008 Overview Introduction to PREVIEW About virtual patients Demonstration Technology Where next?

3 October2008 Problem-based Learning in Virtual Interactive Educational Worlds

4 October2008 Background Problem-based learning courses Students in work placement o At a distance; o Time poor; o Loss of collaborative element. Investigate new ways to deliver PBL

5 October2008 Why Second Life? Cost Ownership Supports external resources Educational community Voice and chat Evolving

6 October2008 Aims Deliver PBL in Second Life; Develop eight interactive PBL scenarios; Users guide development and evaluation; Develop guidelines and best-practice on delivering PBL in virtual worlds; Share outputs, technology.

7 October2008 Virtual Patients “an interactive computer simulation of real- life clinical scenarios for the purpose of medical training, education, or assessment” Ellaway, R., Candler, C., Greene, P. and Smothers, V., 2006.

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12 October2008 Paramedic Scenarios

13 October2008 MVP Process of authoring, adapting and exchanging virtual patients is o Difficult o Time-consuming o Costly These factors have limited their uptake A standard would reduce the problem by enabling interoperability between systems o Medbiquitous Virtual Patient (MVP) standard for exchange and reuse of virtual patients

14 October2008 MVP Elements Virtual Patient Data XML data Personal and clinical data relevant to the patient Media resources Media collection of supported file types Data Availability Model XML Data References the Virtual Patient data and media resources Activity Model XML Data Encodes how the learner engages with the virtual patient

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17 October2008 Testing days Technology Training Scenarios Engagement Collaboration Learning

18 October2008 Future work More testing days Embedding within course Comprehensive evaluation o Guides o Best practice Releasing scenarios and tools o Register, demos o Opensource

19 October2008 Where next? Create more scenarios Expand functionality Extend work to other subjects/Institutions

20 October2008 Thank you Sheetal Kavia Luke Woodham


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